📖 Spells8 Book Club XXVII (Apr 14 - May 12)

Wishing a warm welcome to all of the forum book-lovers!

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Thank you again to everyone who joined in for last month’s reading session! For those who haven’t yet shared their thoughts about their book (or anyone who enjoys reading book reviews!) you still have time to do so in :memo: Spells8 Book Club XXVI- Reader’s Reviews discussion .

As of today, the 27th book club reading session has now begun !

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On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! :books:

  1. Begin by announcing your book
    The first post below is an editable wiki post- add your book title and name to the list! (instructions below)

  2. Know that you have [[ 4 weeks ]] in this reading session
    While it is great if you can finish your book during this time, it is okay if you break it into chapters or sections- do as much as you can and know that doing your best is always good enough!

  3. As you’re reading, feel free to share your thoughts!
    You are very welcome to share any thoughts or tidbits while you read in the comments below or in a new post in the forums. Just save the best parts for the final discussion at the end of the reading period!

  4. Join the final discussion
    After four weeks, a discussion post will open encouraging all readers to share a review of their book and any personal thoughts they have about it. A mini-review is perfectly fine, and there will be a suggested format for anyone who would like to write a longer review.


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A note about sharing books:

While everyone is free to choose their own book, you may consider reading along with someone else ! It is fun to share thoughts and insights about different books and even more exciting to do in-depth about a book with fellow readers :handshake:

If the book you plan to read is already on the list below, add your name to the list of others reading that book! For books with multiple readers, a separate discussion just for you will open for you to swap thoughts and share insights.

Please keep in mind that everyone will reconvene for the final discussion, regardless of which book you read :books:

If you are reading a book along with someone else, please make a note in the comments so I can create a special discussion thread for you!


Not sure what to read?

You can find book recommendations in:

And also:

Reading on a budget?

Free online books can be found in:


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If you have any questions about Book Club, please feel free to check the Book Club FAQ and/or ask in the comments.

Blessed be and happy reading!

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~~ ~~ ~~ This post is a WIKI POST- it is editable by everyone! ~~ ~~ ~~

Please announce your books here :blush:

Example:

  • Book Title by Author
    (@) your username

Out of respect to others, please only add/edit your own entry


  • A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon
    @BryWisteria

  • Enchanted Teatime by Gail Bussi
    @Amethyst

  • Metal Never Lies: An Introduction to Metal Magic by Sam ‘Bo’ Thompson
    @MeganB

  • Brigid: History, Mystery, & Magick of the Celtic Goddess by: Courtney Weber @Susurrus (We are going to make a 2nd attempt at this :laughing:)

  • Witchcraft Today By: Gerald B. Gardner @TheMuslimWitch

  • The Black Book of Elverum by Mary Rustad @Wysteria_Norn

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For anyone who has trouble with adding their entry to the wiki post above, here is a step-by-step guide on how to do so:

How to Edit a Wiki Post (with pictures!)

If you’ve read the instructions but are still having a tough time- no stress at all! For anyone who prefers, I am happy to add you in. Just write your book title and author in a normal post and I will take care of it :blush:

Blessed be! :heart:

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8 posts were merged into an existing topic: :memo: Spells8 Book Club XXVII - Readers’ Reviews!

At over 800 pages, I thought this one would be a two-monther for sure- but every time I sit down to “just read one chapter”, I’m still sitting there two hours later! It’s been such a good read so far :open_book: :eyes:

Hope everyone else is enjoying their books just as much! Happy reading :heart:

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Oh wow, that’s a chunky book for sure! :clap: I’m glad you like it! I’ll have to add it to my TBR list :blush:

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I… have not finished my book :slightly_frowning_face: but I now have 1 on my to be read list! I do like my steel crochet hooks & knitting needles :sewing_needle: & I have a set of cast iron pans… we just typically only use 1 of them when we use it. :laughing:

@BryWisteria that is quite the book! I would have thought the same thing but I’m always pleasantly surprised when I get engrossed in a book & then it dawns on me how much of it I’ve read or how much actual time I’ve been reading a good book :open_book:

I’m hoping to at least start mine although I’ve made it past the cover to the introduction page :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

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@MeganB It is a chonker of a book! :laughing: Not one I can tuck into my bag to bring out and about lol (although that’s not an issue for anyone with an e-book reader!). If you’re a fan of character-based magickal fantasy, it comes highly recommended! :blush:

@Susurrus Agreed! It’s such a good feeling to get sucked into the world of the story- the pages fly by! :grin: I hope your book picks up for you the further you get into it- happy reading! :open_book: :two_hearts:

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Friendly reminder time!

:grey_exclamation: The current reading period will end in one week (Friday, May 12) :grey_exclamation:

A Reader’s Review post will appear in the forums at that time for everyone to share their thoughts and hear all about what your fellow coven members have been reading.

I hope everyone is enjoying their reading so far! I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s thoughts and learning about new books :open_book: :sparkles:

Happy reading and blessed be! :books:

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Today marks the end of this reading period!

A discussion will soon open up in the forum for everyone to share their thoughts and swap book reviews :open_book:

Please keep an eye on the forums for the soon-to-appear post! :eyes:

:exclamation: The few wonderful reviews already posted here have since been re-homed in the Readers’ Reviews post to make them easier to find!

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Didn’t finish your book or just got started ? No worries!

Feel free to share your thoughts so far and chime in on the reviews that your fellow coven members have shared. You may find a recommendation for a new book! :open_book:

After a one-week review period, the next reading session will begin: Next Friday, May 19th . Feel free to continue reading your current book into the next session or start a brand new book at that time!

Happy reading and reviewing! :books::blush:

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This reading session has closed- thank you to everyone who joined in! If you have a book review or comments to share, please do so in the open Reader’s Review post in the Activities Category